This week’s contribution to Storyteller Tuesday for the Music Marketing Mind Facebook group and page is “Too Big to Jump on the Bed.”
The Music Marketing Mind is an extraordinarily active community that does far more than just compliment each other’s songs or drive up each other’s play counts. We share real world advice and provide feedback as to what’s working online, at gigs and in our communities to build a passionate following.
This is a special week to re-share it because the song is included in the “Hits of the Playhouse Vol. 1” compilation to benefit Goober Kids Radio, a wonderful worldwide radio station for kids and their families.
My 3-year-old daughter asked me to jump up and down on her toddler bed with her. As I thought of an explanation why I couldn’t do that, it came out as the chorus of the song. I sang my answer while holding her hands so she could jump: “I’m too big to jump on the bed / You’ll have to jump on it for us!”
My wife Amy and I spent many car rides thinking over the possibilities of how to build a story song around that one hook. We wanted it to be funny and relatable to our own experience. I hope you agree that we hit that mark when you listen back.
You’ll also notice a nod to the traditional “Five Little Monkeys” as if this song were the sequel to that one. Enjoy! Leave your comments below and check out “Storyteller Tuesdays” every week at Music Marketing Mind.